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Wednesday, Janua .ry 20, 2010 l FARMERS INDEPENDENT, Bagley, Minnesota- Page 4 Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. See notice for Classes. Classes offered are as Friday, March 26. You can also to register is Feb. 5. WINTER ROAD News Bytes FAIR RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS NAMED: The Clearwater County Fair Board conducts a year-long raffle to help raise funds for general purposes and improvements at the fairgrounds. Winners of the daily $20 drawings last week were: Shane Anderson and Richard Fox, both of Bagley; Sandy Hilliard, Lengby; Zack Gent, Winger; Dwight Johnson, Shevlin; Arles Ihrke, Fosston; and Diane Larson Pierce, Humble, Te?<as. The Clearwater County REPUBLICAN PRECINCT CAUCUSES will be held Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the courthouse in Bagley, and the Gonvick Community Center. See notice for details. details. Youth and family OPEN GYM will be held on Sundays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Bagley Elementary School. Students in grades two and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Admission is 50 cents for youth - parents play for free. This is sponsored by ISD 162 Community Education. BAGLEY EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY EDUCATION is offering a Daddy and Me Class. Kids grab your dad or special male m your life. You and your child will be hammering, painting, cooking and building. January 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bagley Early Childhood Classroom. To register or for questions call 694-3232. The Bagley Lions Club BAGLEY EARLY almual FISHING DERBY CHILDHOOD FAMILY will' be held Sunday, Feb. EDUCATION (ECFE) is 28 on Lake Lomond. Mark your calendar. More details a program for families and children birth through 5 years forthcoming, of age. We are now accepting The Clearwater County DFL registrations for Winter/Spring PRECINCT CAUCUSES will be held Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Bagley High School, convening at 7 p.m. (See notice for more details.) GRANDPARENTS NEEDED: Volunteer grandmas and grandpas are needed for the Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions and Grandparent Program in Bagley. See notice in this issue for details. The CLEARWATER COUNTY TOWNSHIP ASSN. will meet Tuesday, ;J Jan. 25-29 Monday:Chicken burger, French fries, salad and mixed fruit. Tuesday:Turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, pears and bread. Wednesday:Vegetable beef soup, toasted cheese sandwich and pineapple. Thursday:Chicken wrap, French fries, veggie sticks and peaches. Friday: Elementary: Cheese pizza, salad, flesh fruit and bread. High School: Garlic cheesy bread & sauce, salad and fresh fruit. Pizza Line Menu Monday: Cheese Pizza. Tuesday: Sausage Pizza Wednesday: Pepperoni Pizza Buttered and unbuttered bread available with each meal. Milk choices include skim, 2% and low fat chocolate. Breakfast Menu Elementary Monday: French toast sticks, juice and milk. Tuesday and Thursday: Cereal juice and milk. Wednesday: Muffin and yogtu-t, juice and milk. Friday: Caramel roll, juice and milk. Breakfast Menu High School Monday: Bagel with cream cheese, frnit, juice and milk. Tuesday and Thursday: Cereal, juice and milk. Wednesday: Muffin and yogurt, juice and milk. Friday: Caramel roll. juice and milk. follows: Tuesday 5 - 7 p.m., Wednesday 9:30 -I1 a.m., Thursday 9- 11 a.r., Thursday 5:30 - 7 p.m. Classes will start Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. To register for a class 9r for more information call 691-2855. BABY MASSAGE For parents and their babies age birth to sew Thursday, Jan. 21 : to 11 a.m. at the B childhood Classr free class is bei by Bagley Early Family Education. is required call n months. :om 9 a.m. gley Early iom. This ag offered Childhood (egistration 694-3232. Childcare is available with pre-registration. BAGLEY LIBRARY: Bagley Library inyites you to snuggle up with good book this winter and prtieipate in Hot Reads for Colfl Nights, a winter reading program. Read or listen to tbur looks for a chance to win "hot" prizes. To participate, simply pick up an official ent D, f0nn at your library and return the completed participate at Gonvick LINK Site or any of Lake Agassiz Regional Library'.s 23 area locations. OPEN HOUSE NEW INDOOR PLAY AREA open on Fridays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Grace Community Church. Families and daycares with children ages 0 - 5 are invited. All parents and daycare providers will be responsible to stay and supervise their children Call 694- 3232 for more information. SHEVLIN GARDEN CLUB will meet at Erma Carlson's on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. Guests are welcome. Call Pam at 785-2025 if you have any questions. THE SEXUAL ASSAULT PROGRAM ofBeltrami, Cass and Hubbard Counties will be starting a 12-week Women's support group for survivors of sexual abuse in February. The support group is free and confidential. Call 444-9522 or form for your chahce to win. 1-800-708-2727 to register or The program runsI through fbr more information. Deadline ! School Board/Continued from page 1 about 10 years for the school students enrolled in 21 classes absence. Cairns also requested district to pay out the total liability of $43,200. The board approved the new contract. Supt. Cairns informed the board that Rap. Brita Sailer had visited the Bagley School earlier in the day and brought additional information about the upcoming educational grant being offered at the federal level and how Minnesota is going after some of the four billion dollars in grant money. The Bagley School District has applied to the State of Minnesota for some of this grant money. The Bagley School students were commended for their collection of 1,097 lbs. of food for the food shelf. The Bagley students will also be setting up a fundraiser to provide money tbr the Brodie Camp Scholarship Fund. Brodie was an alumnus of BHS and died in an auto accident last year. A quilt has been handmade and will be raffled Off in the spring. Sales of tickets for the memorial fund will be sold during the winter sports season. The board approved the fimdraiser. Keith Ge.bhardt, director of the Bagley Alternative Learuing Program and Community Education, was present to update the board on progress being made in his two programs. He explained that they have been working on a work-based program and are nearly done with it. It was one of the goals presented last year. There were 23 students who signed up for the GED program; 10 are attending on a regular basis. There are 13 at the Alternative Learning Center. Gebhardt passed out some brochures that have just been printed for distribution throughout the communities. Bagley High Sch)olPrincipal Tom Bergner presented an Annual Yearly Progress School Site Improvement!Plan to the board. He emphasized that the main goal of the plan, put together with a leadershi p team of teachers, is to improve the test scores of Bagley students on the state tests. He added, "We are setting high goals, even though we rr ay not quite get there, by refinil lg and using study groups, esp cially home room groups." That has already stai'ted as of Jan. . If students need additional help with reading, math, etC., they will receive it. Junior 1 igh students meet every Thur.,day for 14 weeks. Peer tut(,ring meets every Tuesday alid Thursday after school. This will be an ongoing project. / Supt. Cairns gave a Bagley Elementary School playground funding update, : submitted by Janelle Melbc teacher and parer The Bagley Ro donated $1,730, E Club donated $50(3 set up playground and Clearwater-Po , who is a t volunteer. ary Club agley Lions and labor to equipment, [k Operation Roundup has don,)ted $1,000. There have beei additional donations as well :'or a total of $3,230, which is bq ring handled by the Northwest Foundation. The goal is to raise $50,000. As to staffing, Supt. Cairns reported that Stephanie Anderson of th ECFE is requesting a 10-x eek leave of permission to advertise for a media specialist. That position was cut in the last round of cuts, and it has been determined that a media specialist's services are essential. He wants to restore that position. Both requests were approved by the board. The board also re-organized for the 2010-2011 school year. Here are their decisions: Chairperson - Dr. Paula Davis, Clerk- Melva Theis, Treasurer- Tim Halberg, Directors - Kathy Clark, Timothie Arneson, Paul Neill, Richard Olson. School Board Salaries: Chairperson - $125/month, Clerk - $120/month, Treasurer $120/month, Directors $110/month. One-half of the regular salaries shall be paid for Special School Board meetings. Negotiators - $1,500/year, mediation and arbitration meetings - $150/ day, ongoing committees such as Continuous Improvement Site Team - $150/day and $75/ half day. Farmers Independent was designated as the official newspaper; First National Bank of Bagley and the Minnesota School District Liquid Asset Fund as official depositories; Ed Rasmussen as School Attorney, with the understanding that the service of the Smith Law Firm, Bemidji, and Kennedy and Graven, Minneapolis, may be obtained at the discretion of the superintendent with School Board chair approval. The next board meeting is set for Monday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Superintendent's meeting room. All district patrons are welcome to attend. Ja20c MEET THE GOVERHOR CANDIDATES The following grassroots event for Clear,rater County residents is being hosted by the Clearwater County Republican Prty. On Tuesday. Jan. 26 there will be a meeting in the County Courthouse meeting room from 2 to 4 p.m. with Republican candidate for governor. This will be a chance to let the candidates know your concerns. / Hosted by the Cleawater County Republicans No, it's not the noise made when you drop an egg, it's a high quality paper from Boise. SPLOX comes in a "Speed Loading Box" that is easy to lift and carry, and there are no ream wrappers to slow you down or add to the waste stream. tf-s GO GREEN WITH SPLOXl 2,500 sheets/carton ONLY $21.99/BOX Buy two boxes for just $20.99 each Farmers Independent SLOUGHGRASS a local family band will perform at Elim Lutheran Church in Clearbrook Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a free-will offering will be taken. Everyone is invited to come! CLEARWATER QUILTER'S GUILD meets on Monday, Jan. 25' at 7 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church in Clearbrook. Be sure to check the LEGAL NOTICES in section 2 of this newspaper to find when various boards hold their meetings. The notices also include minutes from the county, City of Bagley, and the Bagley School District, as well as general notices of interest to the general public. Jan. 25-29 Monday:Hamburger tomato casserole. Tuesday: Roast pork. Wednesday: Chicken Stir fry. Thursday: Roast beef. Friday: Baked fish. Meals include: vegetable, dessert, fresh baked bread, coffee, milk. Please register for meals at least the day before. Call 694-6873). Gift certificates are available for meals at the center or for Meals on Wheels. Call Kay 694-6873. Saturday, Jan. 30:8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast Fundraiser. Pancakes, French toast, sausages and beverages. Thrift shop is getting in a large varity of gently used items. On Fridays you can get a whole bag for $1. REPORT: Before you travel, be sure to check the Minnesota Department of Transpoi'tation's traveler information website at You will able to learn winter road conditions on segments of roads. PIONEER FARMERS ON THE WEB: The Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Faers now have an official website. You can find it on the internet at www.itascapioneerfarmers. com. COUNTRY GROCERY & BULK FOODS "Groceries for less $$$" Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. Saturday  8 a.m.- noon Closed Tuesday & Sunday South of Gonvick on Gonvick #92 Pine Lake Rd, /, mi., z- [. turn W. an first tar , fi (500 ' St.) 1.3 mi., first place an t the fight (Noflh) wa,00h to, sig0s. REMOTE AUTO STARTERS Sales & Installation K " Window Tinting Stereo Installation TRAV'S Auto Sales Hwy. 2, West (next to JAG Body Shop) 12181 694-2754 Cell: (320) 333-2335 REPUBLICAN Ja27c PARTY PRECINCT CAUCUSES The Republican precinct caucuses for Clearwater County will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The following precincts will meet at the Clearwater County Courthouse. The Cities of Bagley & Shevlin; The Twps. of Bear Creek, Copley, Falk, Itasca, LaPrairie, Minerva, Moose Creek, Nora, Popple, Rice, Shevlin, Long Lost Lake, and S. Clearwater 143-36. The following precincts will meet at the Gonvick Community Center. The Cities of Clearbrook, Gonvick, & Leonard; The Twps, of Clover, Dudley, Eddy, Greenwood, Hangaard, Hoist, Leon, Pine Lake, Sinclair & Winsor, plus the Red Lake Reservation. MINNESOTA POLLU'FION CONTROl. AGENCY PUBI,IC NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUI: A NNI'IONAL Ptn,I,I ITANT DISCIIARGE EI.IMI- NATION SYSTEM (NPDES) / S'FA.TE I)ISPOSAL SYSTFM ISDS) PERMIT FOR A CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATION AND TO HOLD AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING Draft Pernltt Number: MN(X)66478 Applicanl: .k)hn Rolfson and Guy Rolfstm Rolfson Farms 20566 -. 340th Street Bagley, Minncsola 5662 [ Public Notice Issued: Wednesday. December 16, 21X)' Extended Last Day to Stlblllil Co]mnenls: Fliday, Fcbrua D 12, 2010 Description of Public Niilicc Extension: The Minaesota Pollulion Collttol Agency (MP('A} has decided m extend the public nolicc Colntllclll period Iof this draft ptl'[llil to lllow for a public itlfornlzltio[tal IIICClill[ 0 take place ptll suant tO tUUt- liple citizen requests. No chaBges were made h) the dral [letndl a prciouly noticed A public wteeling will be held on Wednesday..lanuaty 27, 2010, lt 7:00 p.m. at lilt: Baglcy Senior Cenlcl. 26 Main Avenue North. Bagley, Minncola. Dcscriptkm of Permuted Faciluy: The cxislitg feedlot facility ctmsists el open lois and pasture accs withllut rutoil'ctmlloIs. File l"acil- ity currently houses 2,750 beef leader c;lIIIc 1or ;I Iotal OI [,t)25 ttnlllltt] UI]is, A runolf collccliotl system will be designed to coalain all rtllloll" ['fOlll tlc open Jol; and fmll all feed SlOl'agc ;irels. The tunoll collcclion yMcnl shah hc dcsigllcd by ;i i)rolsgiona] ctlgillcttr ti(:(:]et] ill the ;latc o1" Mhlnesola. File Facilily will nol inclt:ltN/? allilll3l Ulltl Capacily The MPCA has tentalivcly decided to issttc the NPDES/SDS petnlit described above [b a lelrll of ap- prtxhllately five (5) yal. A dtaft pelnlit is availatll for icvK:w iLl Ihe addl'ts, listed below. Iqlf MOle inloltnation on the dta['I p2111lil tf public conlnlcnt plotte',s, COlltlCl: Mink Sletlart l-clcpho.c: 218 846@; 114 Minnesota Pollulum Control Aosmcy lbll Free: 800-657 386q "71,1 I,ake Avenue, Suite 220 TI'Y: 651-282 532 Delroit I.akes, Minnesota 56501 Cornerstone Residence of Bagley the "New option for Senior Living" 30 Sunset Avenue SW, Bagley Both Independent Living & Assisted Living Spacious, Private 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with full kitchens, dining area, living room, private bedroom & bathroom Choice of services you need for a healthy, safe, and secure lifestyle. 3 meals a day Staff24 hrs. a day Staff call pendants per resident, LPN on staffwith the RN on call 24 hrs. a day Medication management, Assist with personal cares such as bathing, grooming & other activities of daily living. Arrangement for transportation to medical appointments. Many more service choices as needed per resident. Fun and welcoming Environment "Where friends and family meet" Convenient and attractive location: Call today and set up an appointment for a private and confidential session to discuss options and choices suited best for you. Call (218) 694-2701 or (218) 766-4732 Visit our website at Financial assistance may be available through the county. ImI Ill CORNERSTONE" SOLID FOUNDATION IN HE.ALTHGAK